Being a blockhead is sometimes the best security against being cheated by a man of wit.
Quote by Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Francois De La Rochefoucauld Quotes
If we did not flatter ourselves, the flattery of others could never harm us.
It is great folly to wish to be wise all alone.
When a man must force himself to be faithful in his love, this is hardly...
It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Some accidents there are in life that a little folly is necessary to help us...
Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well.
In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes...
Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of...
He is not to pass for a man of reason who stumbles upon reason by...
Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but...
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
In jealousy there is more of self-love than love.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
A man's worth has its season, like fruit.
Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish...
However greatly we distrust the sincerity of those we converse with, yet still we think...
The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
Nothing prevents one from appearing natural as the desire to appear natural.
People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves...